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Indian government initiates a new push to skill development

Indian government initiates a new push to skill development

December 20, 2016

As India prepares to take the mantle of skilled manpower sphere, aiming to provide the world with competent personnel, Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has introduced a set of new initiatives to boost skill development in the country.

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NGT issues disposable plastic ban in Delhi NCR

NGT issues disposable plastic ban in Delhi NCR

December 3, 2016

Alongside recommendations for green waste management practices, the National Green Tribunal on Friday banned the use of disposable plastic in Delhi NCR from next year.

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National anthem made mandatory before film screenings in India

National anthem made mandatory before film screenings in India

December 2, 2016

In a bid to inject a nationalistic fervour among the citizens of India, the Supreme Court has instructed all cinema hall operators in the country to play the Indian national anthem before screening films.

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Indian Army unit attacked in Jammu

Indian Army unit attacked in Jammu

December 1, 2016

Indian soldiers were killed in an attack by heavily-armed men in the most recent incident in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Child trafficking ring busted in West Bengal

Child trafficking ring busted in West Bengal

November 29, 2016

Among a growing number of instances, a child trafficking racket was busted by local authorities in the state of West Bengal in India.

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Cuban leader Fidel Castro’s death mourned in India

Cuban leader Fidel Castro’s death mourned in India

November 28, 2016

As Fidel Castro passed away on November 25, Indians too shared their emotions on his death.

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Nikki Haley nominated as the US ambassador to the UN

Nikki Haley nominated as the US ambassador to the UN

November 24, 2016

In an already long list of Indian origin politicians, the clout of Indian diasporas has been further underlined as Nikki R. Haley, the Indian-American politician who is serving as the 116th Governor of South Carolina since 2011, was nominated as the US ambassador to the United Na...

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Indian classical stalwart M Balamurali Krishna passes away

Indian classical stalwart M Balamurali Krishna passes away

November 24, 2016

Mangalampalli Balamurali Krishna, the iconic Carnatic vocalist and musician, who was hailed for his creative skills, passed away in Chennai on November 22, at the age of 86.

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Indian government relaxes withdrawal norms

Indian government relaxes withdrawal norms

November 18, 2016

As demonetisation of INR 500 and INR 1,000 currency notes in India left the people with insufficient money to trade for daily necessities, the government has announced relaxations for farmers, families celebrating weddings, government employees and agricultural traders.

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Israeli President meets Indian PM for bilateral talks

Israeli President meets Indian PM for bilateral talks

November 16, 2016

The Israeli President, Reuven Rivlin met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a six-day visit to India, strengthening ties between the two countries. With a large allocation of spending on defence and increasing focus on international security, it comes as no surprise that Indo...

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2016 most likely the hottest year on record

2016 most likely the hottest year on record

November 16, 2016

As COP22 entered its second week, WMO published a report stating that 2016 is likely the hottest year on record, with world leaders such as Trump urged to take action.

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Indians among largest number of international students in the US

Indians among largest number of international students in the US

November 15, 2016

A large number of international students in the US are from India, and this number is increasing in large volumes, says Open Doors report.

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